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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now. From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre. Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas

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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now. From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre. Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas

    HARVEY EVANS (1941-2021)

    HARVEY EVANS (1941-2021)

    To celebrate the life of Harvey Evans we are re-airing our interview with Harvey which we conducted in 2018.
    A dancer's life on Broadway can be limited, but, if you are Harvey Evans, your abilities have no boundaries. Starting with his first Broadway credit in 1957's New Girls In Town, Harvey's incredible resume includes the original Broadway productions of West Side Story, Redhead, Gypsy, Hello Dolly, Anyone Can Whistle, George M, Our Town, The Boyfriend, Follies, Sextet, Barnum, Sunset Boulevard, and The Scarlet Pimpernel!
    Harvey pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he grew up watching Gwen Verdon dance and then became one of her partner, what it was like working for Jerome Robbins, and why his favorite time of day is AfterDark!
    Also, Harvey shines the spotlight on Hal Prince, Henry Fonda, and Larry Kert!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM: A TRIBUTE

    STEPHEN SONDHEIM: A TRIBUTE

    Rob and Kevin look back on the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021). The boys discuss their favorite Sondheim songs, moments, lyrics, mentorship, and their own interactions with the man himself.
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    • 54 min
    FALL FOLLIES

    FALL FOLLIES

    The leaves are changing, there is a nip in the air, and your hosts are settling down by the fire to dish all about the past two months. Its time to look at the Tony Awards, Wicked casting, the Dear Evan Hansen film, some Goulet stories, Kevin's love of Dorothy Fields, and Rob's obsession with public access. Plus, they discuss Yeah, But Not Right Now, Six, Dana H, The Lehman Trilogy, Lackawana Blues, Chicken and Biscuits, and reveal some exciting things coming down the line for these two lovely musical theatre nerds:

    I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby

    Every Show Running: 1997 with Charles and Jeff

    Into the Woods Tickets

    J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Tickets

    Fifty Key Stage Musicals

    Todd Buonopane Tickets

    Robbie Rozelle Tickets
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    WHAT WE DID ON OUR SUMMER VACATION

    WHAT WE DID ON OUR SUMMER VACATION

    This week Kevin and Rob look back at their summer activities and all the things that have kept the theatrical news cycle running like The Bridge Production Group's visceral production of Title Of Show, the passing of Micki Grant and Jackie Mason, the new rules that have been implemented by Actor's Equity, the wonderful world of Jerome Kern and the Princess Musicals, the new season at Spotlight and Encores, an incredible Instagram celebrating black music, and why it is important to spread positivity in the world of musical theatre.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    SUMMER RERUN: Lee Roy Reams

    SUMMER RERUN: Lee Roy Reams

    Revisit our episode with Broadway legend Lee Roy Reams
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    LILLIAS WHITE, Actress

    LILLIAS WHITE, Actress

    SHOWS: How to Succeed (1995), The Life Fela!

    One of Broadway's most beloved artists, Tony Award winner Ms. Lillias White joins Rob and Kevin to look back on her acting career, discuss the process of creating Sonja in The Life, and to walk listeners through the process behind her new album, Get Yourself Some Happy.

    Lillias pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she handled sexism, what it was like collaborating with Cy Coleman, and why Tony Orlando was one of her favorite co-stars

    Also, Lillias shines the spotlight on Jim Dale, Pamela Isaacs, and LaChanze!

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

jongailgentry ,

Who knew!!!

This became a Pandemic find and has helped me traverse it. LOVE especially interviews with Composers, Publicists, Graphic Designers. Love hearing from the actors who I never knew had such deep Theatre roots- and people like Harvey Evans, Carole Cook, the artists who may not be stars but are the backbone of the industry. Hope with everything I know is going on right now(Jan 2022) the guys can get back to it soon. And those who know the 'Living Legends' of the stage turn them on to this, maybe doing the podcast with Rob and Kevin. I had known Lyn Redgrave and if she were still here I'd have turned steered her her immediately, she would have loved it (and had wonderful stories to share).

LA BREEZY ,

Inside the Minds Of

What a wonderful way to get to know your favorite theater actors. Each Podcast is like a stage personal stage performance. Thanks

a fan who saw you in Durham ,

The Best

The most recent episode with Jules and Peggy was a true gift. Beautiful interview with thoughtful and wonderfully collaborative leaders in the field. Who knew that lighting could be so interesting? Thank you.

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